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Display the environmental variables seen by desktop applications

How can I know what environmental variables will be set when a desktop application (not bash or other command line shells) launches? Is there a utility tool?
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Disable auto-refresh tabs in Chrome Desktop

Since a recent update in Chrome (Windows, desktop) if I change to some tabs, which haven't been opened for a longer time, Chrome automatically performs a refresh on the page. It only happens, when the ...
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Automatically recognize desktop background image has changed

For many years now, I've had a program that runs every night that generates an image that I use as my desktop background. In the various flavors of Linux I've run, simply replacing the image file I ...
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Edit/Remove Places + Submenus from Top Panel Gnome

How do I remove "Connect to server" from "Places" Menu in gnome top Panel for all users or remove "Places" Menu itself for all users ? Remove/Hide Connect to server " I want to restrict users from ...
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Working Linux/BSD desktop HiDPI settings for MacBook Pro 15" Retina

Having worked with Linux servers for quite some time and doing most of my work on the shell anyway (who needs most GUI apps, eh?), I feel it is time to move my main operating system from Mac OS X to ...
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is it possible to achieve Windows XP-like taskbar under Windows 10

I have not liked what has become of the taskbar since Windows XP (or for that matter, the Ribbon interface of Microsoft Office software, which for me is the opposite of intuitive). Under XP, the ...
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Make all desktops share the same settings

I'm running plasma5 and have two monitors. Each monitor, apparently, has it's own desktop, and thus, it's own wallpapers, mouse shortcuts, et cetera. This also happens across activities; so if you ...
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Whenever I change my desktop background, it changes my laptop's background as well

I recently got a new laptop. They're both Windows, so I used the same Microsoft account to log into both. When I turned my laptop on, it had the same background as my desktop, so I changed it, only to ...
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Disable auto-switching between desktops in Windows 10

I have Windows 10 installed, and so i like to organize my windows and sort them all in separate desktops according to type. The problem is when I'm working on an application on one of these desktops ...
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Windows 10 make Android-like folders on desktop

I like to be able to see my wallpaper, so I want to just have one folder with all my program shortcuts on the desktop. However, it's not very slick to have to open up Windows explorer to access the ...
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VGA splitter (2 VGAs,1 monitor)

Is there a way I can use a VGA splitter to connect one monitor to two desktops and switch between the two when I need to?
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Is there a way to stop the windows taskbar from overlapping windows?

If I set the Windows taskbar to auto-hide, then applications realize hat they have that extra space and stretch their window a bit to fill the whole screen. However, when I do pull the taskbar up, it ...
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Is there a way to get rid of window frames?

I don't need a general solution, I just want to get rid of the window frame for PowerShell. For example, this is how my desktop looks now: And here is what I ideally want: But under the case ...
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automatically add domain group to new windows installation

I ran across the following catch22 in my workstation installation script while trying to automatically add a domain group to the local administrators. The catch I’m experiencing is the following: ...
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Place icons on the Chromebook desktop

I am accustomed to windows/mac/ubuntu/debian/mint/centos/rhel desktop operating systems which all have a "desktop" (please see the link for the word "desktop" if you are not sure what a desktop is or ...
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Computer turns on in repair shop but won't turn on at home

When I take it to a shop they are able to test it on the bench and even turned it on using my power cord and monitor. But when I take it home, the light and fan come on for a few seconds before ...
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Is it possible to set an html5 file as desktop background on windows 10? [duplicate]

I don't think it can be difficult to understand the question. Thanks in advance
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Remote desktop access between two Windows machines via USB

Is there a way to connect two Windows machines via USB cable so they can access each other via a remote desktop application (freeware) or even the default Windows RDP client? I can't use a network ...
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Make the “Show desktop” button only hide the windows on the primary monitor [duplicate]

Related: How can I make the "Show desktop" function only hide the windows on a specific monitor? "Show desktop" on dual display setup hides windows from second display Is there a ...
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Windows Taskbar: Force applications to stay in place when open

Can I do something to fix|force the applications to stay in place? I understand it has to do with separate processes and such, but there's a point I don't understand. taskbar overview: What ...
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Wierd nameless folder appears in my Desktop

I noticed this nameless folder appeared in my Desktop. When I right click it, it doesn't have "Properties" I tried restarting but it's persistent. I haven't tried deleting it yet as it might be ...
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Carry Desktop From Computer To Computer

Is it possible to have your desktop (shortcuts, folders, etc) be the exact same regardless of which computer you log onto? I am constantly having to log on to diff computers in our domain to make ...
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Scrollbar on the right of my desktop

After reading this post I was trying out the crtl+shift+number sequences. Now I have a scrollbar on the right of my screen (even with smallest icons selected). How can I remove the scrollbar now?
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Hiding the desktop on Remote Desktop connection?

I have RDP currently set to launch a program upon connection but I don't want the user to be able to see the desktop at all, just run the one program. Any way to do this? RDP host is Windows Server ...
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How to sort only selected desktop icons by name? (Windows 10)

I am running Windows 10, and I have many icons on my desktop. I would like to sort some of them (by name/date/etc), but when I Right click on my desktop and then do Sort By > Name all of the icons get ...
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teamviewer and 2 users linux

I have a linux mint machine (host machine) running team viewer for user1. After clicking alt+f2 on host machine I login another user - user2 and leave it active. When I try to use teamviewer from ...
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Hide All Users Desktop icons

Is there any way of hiding the desktop icons in the folder All Users in Windows (any version)? I know that ther is a way to hide all desktop icons but I want to hide only the ones in the All Users ...
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Stream Desktop on demand with VLC

I have set successfully desktop broadcast stream through DLNA with Serviio and VLC. But problem is when VLC broadcast desktop, even if I don´t watch on TV and It take inconsiderable part of PC ...
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Not able to disable full screen in window 10

I have tried the steps in the following link : how to disable full screen on windows 10 But eve after following the steps, it is showing as a full screen and not showing the desktop.
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Desktop background obstructing icons

I've been experiencing the following problem on Windows 7. Folder icons being obstructed by the background: Click and Drag selection box being cut, starting from a specific point: Has anyone ...
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Why is my desktop background black?

I have got Windows 8 x64. It is a lot of time I have this laptop [like three years so far] and I have never run into what happened to me this morning. I had a photo like desktop background. I have ...
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Pc case instructions say screws for Psu should have come with Psu but it says the opposite

Basically, I'm building a Pc and all I have bought so far is the MOBO, the Psu and the case. Im trying to assemble it in an order that I can see if a part isn't working and return if not because I can'...
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Can I install LXDE or an equivalent desktop on Windows 7?

Okay, so this is probably going to be a really stupid question but... Is there any possible way to put on a Linux-based LXDE, XFCE or equivalent lightweight desktop for Windows 7? I'm looking to ...
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Is there an easy way to create a drop event in a running GUI app from the shell?

Normally, I work in a terminal in a desktop window. I chat with co-workers in Slack, which is a GUI only app. I can share files by dragging and dropping them from Nautilus, but it would be nice if I ...
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Can you prevent dragging windows between screens?

So basically I want to prevent accidentally dragging a window to my second display and only move it explicitly with the 'send to display' (Super+Shift+Arrow) with windows 10 OR send a second virtual ...
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Why do desktop applications look so bad compared to store apps on windows 10? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Windows 10 tablet and noticed something very weird: while preinstalled apps and store apps look pretty and sharp, desktop programs, old ones specifically, look blurred and ugly. ...
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Remote desktop access without client installation or download [closed]

Is there any solution where user can visit web page for tech support, and tech admin can access his pc to solve problem or perform maintenance. This should be done without any software installation or ...
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Random folders appear on all my drives

So I have various desktops and all have more or less the same issue. In the root of each drive there are randomly named folders generated. Names like: 2b174a7b6cd269132e8dd780 52aebd6aec88ceb00badbc ...
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Blurred Desktop Background Image on Windows 7 Enterprise

I downloaded a few .jpg images with a resolution of 1440*900 (Same as the screen resolution of my desktop). However when I set it as desktop background it goes beyond the view and displays a blurred ...
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Does Installing Multiple DEs Slow Down Startup?

I'm considering downloading Cinnamon onto my current Fedora installation, as GNOME seems to be bugging out on me lately. However, I do not intend on getting rid of GNOME as I am afraid of screwing up ...
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How to keep desktop shortcuts in same spot when switching between monitors?

When I plug my laptop into different monitors, the desktop shortcuts get messed up. Maybe it's related to the resolution changes. Is there a way to make sure they don't move?
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Is Plasma 5 supposed to be lighter than KDE4?

I think this could lead to subjective opinions, but I'm looking for a general idea on this question. Is Plasma 5 intended to be lighter than KDE4? Is Qt5 necessarily leading to faster and/or ...
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All folders and files deleted from desktop (Win 7)

6 months back all my files from desktop, folders and files in it were deleted automatically (permanently). I used a browser after reading an article from PC World "The browsers with extra security ...
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I am trying to use a batch file to automatically copy my Desktop to the cloud each afternoon. I can do this with other drives, but not my desktop

This command works properly to create a backup of my F drive to my OneDrive, naming the folder with the current date: xcopy "F:\" "C:\Users\myUserName\OneDrive for Business\F Backup %date:~-4,4%%date:...
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Remote Desktop Grapic/Menu Weirdness

I am having issues with remote desktop in Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro 15" Retina in Boot Camp. I have included a link with an image of my desktop showing the issues, but they are: Start button is ...
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Desktop performance issues

I have a desktop tech specs Core i5 / 12 GB RAM / HD Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB The problem that my PC simply freezes or slow downs during of compilation code/... or whenever ...
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In Windows 7, how do I change the picture position differently per desktop wallpaper?

I have about 10 desktop wallpapers on a slideshow, some I want to fill up the screen and others I want centered. If I select Fill for Picture Position then all the desktop wallpapers are set to fill.....
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Windows 10, user with different font-size rearrange other user's desktop icon

I have this problem with Windows 10: I have one user with font size at 150% and other with standard dimension. When the user with greater font-size logs on, the icon on the desktop of the other user ...
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linux - shutdown from mate only logs out (back to display manager)

I am using Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 with MATE desktop, and I upgraded it to Debian testing repository. When I press Shutdown or Restart from within MATE desktop, it only logs out, and goes back to ...
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Disable contextmenu item on desktop background of Windows

Scenario I'm using Windows 10, but I have the same problem In other Windows versions. I've added a custom item in my Windows contextmenu, it is intended to be accesible by right-clicking from a ...